THE ARIZONA TRAIL IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA
The Arizona National Scenic Trail (Arizona Trail) stretches over 800 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico to Utah, connecting deserts, mountains, canyons, wilderness, history, communities and people. The Arizona Trail has something for everyone, from remote and challenging wilderness to easily accessible passages near many Gateway Communities, this trail showcases Arizona’s diverse vegetation, wildlife, scenery, and history in a way that provides a unique and unparalleled Arizona experience.
Gila County's access points to the trail are thought by many to be the easiest and most approachable, ascending though dramatic mountains of the Superstition Wilderness to emerge with views overlooking cobalt-blue Roosevelt Lake -- before proceeding to the Mogollon Rim, where you will find lush green forests of Ponderosa Pine! Not to mention a rewarding weary hiker stopover in Pine AZ -- an AZ-trail-friendly community with a B+B that welcomes hikers, and Gila County’s northernmost (and only, for now) brewery -- where a thirsty hiker can enjoy an Arizona Trail Ale!
Every year more hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and trail runners are discovering the Arizona Trail. Some only travel a few miles, or do one passage at a time, while others complete the entire trail in one season. For information and trip planning advice, visit the Arizona Trail Association's homepage.
The Arizona Trail is divided into 43 passages. The list below contains the passages #27-#20 in order from north to south. These specific passages are located in Gila County. Click on the "+" sign below for more info on each access point.
For a complete map of the entire trail click the button to the right. This information was provided courtesy of aztrail.org